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Phil Ochs chords for Links on the chain

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Key: A chord diagramA augmentedA

Difficulty: Intermediate
Intro:
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA


verse 1:
A chord diagramA augmentedA                         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Come you ranks of labor, come you union core
A chord diagramA augmentedA                           A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramA augmentedA
And see if you remember the struggles of before
     A chord diagramF# minorF#m                                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramE MajorE
When you were standing helpless on the outside of the door
         A chord diagramB minorBm               A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA augmentedA
And you started building links on the Chain
        A chord diagramB minorBm
On the Chain,
       A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA
 you started building links on the Chain


verse 2:
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                  A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramA augmentedA
When the police on the horses were waitin' on demand
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                 A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
Ridin' through the strike with the pistols in their hands
A chord diagramF# minorF#m                       A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramE MajorE
Swingin' at the skulls of many a union man
       A chord diagramB minorBm              A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramB minorBm
As you built one more link on the chain, on the chain
       A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA augmentedA
As you built one more link on the chain

verse 3:
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                      A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
Then the army of the fascists tried to put you on the run
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramA augmentedA
But the army of the union, they did what could be done
         A chord diagramF# minorF#m                       A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
Oh, the power of the factory was greater than the gun
        A chord diagramB minorBm             A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramB minorBm
As you built one more link on the chain, on the chain
        A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA
As you built one more link on the chain


verse 4:
A chord diagramA augmentedA                      A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
And then in 1954, decisions finally made
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                   A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
The black man was a-risin' fast and racin' from the shade
          A chord diagramF# minorF#m                          A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE MajorE
And your union took no stand and your union was betrayed
       A chord diagramB minorBm               A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramB minorBm
As you lost yourself a link on the chain, on the chain
        A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA
As you lost yourslef a link on the chain


verse 5:
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
And then there came the boycotts and then the freedom rides
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                       A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramA augmentedA
And forgetting what you stood for, you tried to block the tide
         A chord diagramF# minorF#m                     A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
Oh, the automation bosses werre laughin' on the side
         A chord diagramB minorBm                   A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramB minorBm
As they watched you lose your link on the chain, on the chain
          A chord diagramD MajorD                    A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA augmentedA
As they watched you lose your link on the chain


verse 6:
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                             A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramA augmentedA
You know when they block your trucks boys, by layin' on the road
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                          A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
All that they are doin' is all that you have showed
         A chord diagramF# minorF#m                               A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramE MajorE
That you gotta strike, you gotta fight to get what you are owed
             A chord diagramB minorBm                A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramB minorBm
When you're building all your links on the chain, on the chain
             A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA augmentedA
When you're building all your links on the chain


verse 7:
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                               A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramA augmentedA
Amd the man who tries to tell you that they'll take your job away
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                        A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
He's the same man who was scabbin' hard just the other day
         A chord diagramF# minorF#m                            A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramE MajorE
And your union's not a union till he's thrown out of the way
          A chord diagramB minorBm              A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramB minorBm
And he's chokin' on your links of the chain, of the chain
          A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA
And he's chokin' on your links of the chain


verse 8:
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
For now the times are tellin' you the times are rollin' on
 A chord diagramA augmentedA                                           A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramA augmentedA
And you're fighting for the same thing, the jobs that will be gone
         A chord diagramF# minorF#m                        A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramE MajorE
Now it's only fair to ask you boys, which side are you on?
           A chord diagramB minorBm                A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramB minorBm
As you're buildin' all your links on the chain, on the chain
           A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA augmentedA
As you're buildin' all your links on the chain
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'Links On The Chain' by Phil Ochs, a male artist. Phil Ochs was born in 1940. He passed away in 1976

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